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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000061.txt from 2010/05

From: "Ray S Whitmore" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Celebrity Clarinetists
Date: Fri, 07 May 2010 17:29:52 -0400

Don't have a exact reference after all these years. I saw the movie when it
1st came out in 1956 and remember Steve Allen being interviewed on a late
night show laughing about faking playing. Piano yes, clarinet no. he was
chosen because he sort of resembled Benny Goodman.

Ray S Whitmore
COmputer COnsulting Associates
A Member of The Datamat Group
730 Hebron Avenue; PO Box 342
Glastonbury, CT 06033
p: 860.657.2210

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Roberts []
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 5:03 PM
Subject: Re: [kl] Celebrity Clarinetists

On Fri, 7 May 2010 11:30:27 -0400, "Ray S Whitmore" <> wrote:
> I disagree that he actually played clarinet. He took enough lessons so
> he would look like he was actually playing in the movie.

Is that just an opinion, or do you have a reference? Steve Allen was a
genius of the first division, and an incredibly talented musician. It
would not surprise me at all to learn that he actually played those parts.

Tim Roberts,
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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